Important Upcoming Events

AZRFG Meetings through 2015

Oct 8th, Thursday, 7:30pm - Monthly meeting: Healthy Soils, with Jason Tibbetts
(Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, Palo Verde Room
4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, Arizona)

Oct 17th, Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm - AZRFG Fall Plant Sale & Classes
(Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, Parking Lot & Palo Verde Room
4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, Arizona )

Nov 12th, Thursday, 7:00pm - Monthly meeting: Avocados, with Stanley Chiomperlik
(Location: Mesa Community College, Navajo Room - 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202)

December (date TBD), Saturday, Noon-3:00pm - Annual Members-Only Holiday Potluck & Yard Tour
(Location: AZRFG member's yard TBA)

Past Events

2011 Festival Of Fruit - Year of the Pomegranate was a success!

Hundreds of CRFG members from all over the country converged on ASU for the festival. Go to the 2011 Festival Site for photos of the event, and the pomegranate tasting results.
About The Club
The Arizona Rare Fruit Growers is a chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers, and is a non-profit club organized in 1996 by Scottsdale Physician, Dr. Fred Yerger and his daughter, Allison, a landscaper and a student of horticulture at Arizona State University. Doctor Yerger successfully cultivated a wide variety of tropical and subtropical fruit trees for years at his home in Scottsdale. His desire to share the experience and knowledge evolved into the Arizona CRFG Chapter. The purpose of our organization is to promote the culture and preservation of fruiting plants that most would not associate with Arizona’s arid climate. Our members are constantly experimenting with methods for adapting these rare fruits to our areas somewhat hostile growing conditions. Through our website, our meetings, and our semi-annual plant sales, we strive to educate the public on how the novice to the advanced gardner can successfully grow rare fruit in Arizona.
Monthly Meetings
The Arizona Chapter meets at 7:30 PM the second Thursday of every month. A typical meeting may include a speaker (either a guest or a club specialist), as well as members sharing fruit and fruit produce, seeds, home propagated plants, and personal experience and expertise in budding and grafting. There may also be a club plant auction.

All meetings are held at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension in the Palo Verde Room - 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, Arizona.

Guests are always welcome. See you there!
Contact AZRFG
Have a question or a comment for us? Please email us at the following address, and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Membership in the Arizona Rare Fruit Growers is achieved by joining our parent organization, the California Rare Fruit Growers. Membership dues for CRFG range from $25.00 to $36.00 per year. Please visit for more information, or to join CRFG.

There are no additional fees for membership in the Arizona Chapter.

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